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Sheriff's Investigators Arrest Suspect for Lewd Acts with Child
12/31/2012 6:05:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Suspect Arrested for Committing Lewd Acts with a Child

Report Number:



6000 block of Sylvan Drive, Simi Valley, CA

Date & Time:

December 27, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's East County Sexual Assault Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Donald Alan Tuthill

(V) Juvenile

Simi Valley, CA

Simi Valley, CA




On December 27, 2012, Investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff's East County Sexual Assault Unit arrested Donald Alan Tuthill for committing lewd acts with a child.  Tuthill had inappropriately touched a 12-year-old victim while the victim was spending the night at Tuthill's residence.  Tuthill is currently in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility on $100,000.00 bail.  He will be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on December 31, 2012.

This investigation has led to concern that Tuthill may have assaulted other victims.  Investigators believe that Tuthill has volunteered with community groups that may have provided an avenue to access children.  Anyone with information that may help in identifying witnesses or other potential victims is asked to contact the Sheriff's East County Sexual Assault Unit at 805-494-8201.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for these types of crimes.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Jeff Miller

Media Release Date:

December 31, 2012

Investigator Contacts:

Detective Greg Tougas / 805-371-8397

Detective Guy Fadler / 805-494-8226

Media Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar / 805-797-7349

Approved by:

Captain Stephen Wade